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Days of our Lives 50th Anniversary Party Red Carpet Arrivals Photo Gallery!

PhotoCredit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

All aboard the U.S.S. Salem! That was the theme of the bash of all soap bashes, the 50th anniversary party of Days of our Lives.  The event was held in Hollywood this past Saturday night (November 7th) at the Hollywood Palladium on the eve of the long-running NBC daytime drama’s golden anniversary on Sunday. DAYS premiered back on November 8th, 1965.

Over 100 cast members past and presented were part of the night’s festivities which started with the red carpet arrivals, followed by cocktails and dinner, and then members of the cast and executive producer Ken Corday (playing the drums) rocking the house with musical performances as the night continued. Corday also made a speech as the all the attendees shared in a toast to Days of our Lives, the legacy of the series, and to being an elite member of the extended family they were all a part of.

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

On the red carpet, former and present cast members  made an endless sea of Salem notables included: Deidre Hall, Kristian Alfonso, Alison Sweeney, Freddie Smith, A Martinez, Alexis Thorpe, Amy Yasbeck, Andrew Massett, Arianne Zucker, Shawn Christian, Ashley Benson, Austin Peck, Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes, Jason Cook, Brandon Beemer, Billy Flynn, Blake Berris, Brody Hutzler, Bryan Dattilo, Camila Banus, Casey Deidrick, Chandler Massey, Chrishell Stause, Christopher Sean, Christie Clark, Drake Hogestyn, Eileen Davidson, Elinor Donahue, Eric Martsolf, Frank Parker, Galen Gering, Gregg Marx, Philece Sampler, Greg Meng (DAYS Co-EP), Greg Vaughan, Heather Lindell, James Lastovic, James Reynolds, Jamie Lyn Bauer, Jen Lilley, Joseph Mascolo, John Aniston, Josh Taylor, Judi Evans, Kassie DePaiva, Kate Mansi, Patrick Muldoon, Ken Corday (DAYS EP), Kyle Brandt, Kyle Lowder, Kyler Pettis, Lauren Boles, Vivian Jovanni, Lauren Koslow, Lindsay Hartley, Lisa Trusel, David Wallace, Maree Cheatham, Marie Wilson, Sarah Brown, Martha Madison, Mary Beth Evans, Stephen Nichols, Matt Cedeno, Matthew Ashford, Melissa Archer, Miranda Wilson, Meredith Scott Lynn, Molly Burnett, Spencer Neville, Nadia Bjorlin, Patrika Darbo, Olivia Rose Keegan, Peggy McCay, Quinn Redeker, Rachel Melvin, Roark Critchlow, Rob Scott Wilson, Sal Stowers, Suzanne Rogers, Tamara Clatterbuck, Thaao Penghlis, Leann Hunley, Tracey E. Bregman, Terrell Ransom, True O’Brien, Casey Moss, Vincent Irizarry and Wally Kurth.

Now after the jump check out just a sampling of the arrivals on the red carpet with over 35 plus photos.  Then let us know which was your favorite, who you were glad was there, and your thoughts on this DAYSalicious guest list!

NOTE: Remember to view the gallery: you can either view as a slideshow, or to go to the next group of images, hit the NEXT GROUP icon to the left of the + sign above the gallery.

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com
 

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Bjtripp2
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Bjtripp2

Great photos and love the pics of the 2 Chad’s, 2 Ciara’s, and 2 Austin’s. Where were the 2 Billie’s and the 2 Theo’s?

Mo
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Mo

Three Billies–Lisa Rinna, Krista Allen, and Julie Pinson.

I’m sure there are more pictures than this.

Brian
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Brian

I just saw one with 2 Ciara’s and 2 Theo’s. I forgot there was 3 Billie’s! I didn’t see any of them in any of the photos though.

Susan H.
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Susan H.

Looks like an awesome night. But, you left out Gloria Loring. Her photo is included, but you didn’t mention her in either list of names. 🙁
Clearly, she is my favorite! 😉

blake
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blake

Oh man they really brought back the stars from past and present didn’t they???? It must have been so cool to have been there!

I’m glad Eileen Davidson showed up, and damn she looks better than ever there!!! Kristen is so missed!

I’m glad that stars like Alison Sweeney, Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith were there also.

And can we get Carrie played by Christie Clark back on the show? Austin Peck can return as Austin also.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Why cant all of them appear on the show…lol…No Denise Alexander, Gloria Loring, Wesley Eure, Jed Allen, Susan Flannery, Tina Andrews, Patty Weaver, whatshisface who played Neil, Wayne Northrop, JimH(leave it to beaver)-ok, kidding there….i havent listed some others because me forgets their names…some are up there in age, could be ill or just dont care…whatever…like a class reunion not all show up…lol

Laura
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Laura

It’s great to see the actors we haven’t seen in decades. I started watching the show when Gregg Marx was on. But there needs to be a correction in your pictures. Philece Sampler didn’t play Lee Dumonde. She was Renee Dumonde, her daughter. Brenda Benet who played Lee, was written off when she passed on.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Good catch, Laura!

Justin
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Justin

Great Pictures. Looks like the guy who plays Adam on Y & R only shook twice. I hate when that happens just before a picture. Bring Jamie Lynn Bauer back DAYS.

Ces
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Ces

Thanks for sharing Michael!
Would have loved to see Michael Leon, Lisa Rinna, Charlotte, Charles S, Arleen, John DeLancie there.
Always love seeing Leann Hunley and hope she makes a visit to Salem again! 🙂

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Those are some i totally forgotten…couldn’t think of there names…so many i wish could’ve been there and making cameos on the show!

Ces
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Ces

Would have been nice to see cameos for their 50th. Surprised we didnt get flashbacks.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

John de Lancie (Eugene) was at the party.

As for flashbacks on DAYS…It’s not too late…Flashbacks will hit us when the darkness turns to light.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

The scene where the original actress who played Julie in the first episode where she is shown shoplifting (which can be seen on utube)shouldv’e been used when Julie is talking to Ciara about her own shoplifting experience…like i said in another post Susan Seaforth could’ve said as an inside joke how different she looked back then…i would’ve loved that…and since Days is one of few soaps that avoided the wiping process and saved their episodes, there is so many flashbacks from each decade since the 60s that shouldv’e been shown in true celebration of the shows 50th…and as good as… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“Oh, God”

no Christie Clark ; Leann Hunley !

Leann Hunley’ Anna would add so much sexy ; so much sizzle ; and liveliness to the DiMera Manse !

there’s really only one lady for Rafe’alicious… and that’s Carrie

ie: woah! bestill my heart…. Jedd Allen ; Wayne Northrop

Daniel Cosgrove… you are the BEST Leading Man
Kassie DePaiva… rehire this gem… ! you can’t relight the fire with what was… no matter how good

where is Paul

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Patrick, I HOPE that DAYS is smart enough to re-invent Eve; allow her time to mend away from Salem and BRING KASSIE BACK in late 2016. We ought to start a Petition to Bring Back Kassie. How?

Patrick
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Patrick

Mr. Frank Parker : tears welled up

Shawn Brady

Patrick
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Patrick

Louise Sorel ?

Crystal Chappell?

hello, ladies of my heart

elm51
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elm51

i didn’t see peter reckell – did i miss his picture?

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Would have loved to have been at that party! Thank you for sharing these lovely photos.

Mo
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Mo

How nice to see everyone!

Calie
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Calie

Shawn Brady …wow

Bella
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Bella

I didn’t see James Scott. Did he and Days part in a bad way?

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However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

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Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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Joining Michael in a special conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel are: Eileen Davidson (Kristen/Sister Mary Moira), Charles Shaughnessy (Shane/Drew), Peter Porte (Kyle/Dimitri), Zach Tinker (Sonny) and Rob Scott Wilson (Ben).

During the conversation, the actors share stories of the making of the series, and give insight and behind the scenes tidbits on their scenes including: how Eileen and Lisa Rinna (Billie) played recreated the ‘Amsterdam’ showdown from their time together on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but as their Days’ characters of Billie and Kristen, how Peter learned to do the Tango from Dancing with the Stars Louis Van Amstel and Lisa Rinna, plus the drag show scenes where Zach became “Sonny Delight”, and more.

In addition, Charles Shaughnessy talks on how the series harkened back to the 80’s and 90’s campy action-adventure heyday of and the opportunity to work again with Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn as John and Marlena, while Rob fills-us in on trying to keep it together when working in scenes with soap vet Adrienne Frantz, when Ben and Ciara find themselves at a swinger’s party.

The interview is filled with many laughs, and candid moments that fans of the limited series will enjoy, especially the intel offered up by the cast.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem continues to stream on Peacock! Make sure to check it out if you haven’t, or rewatch it a second, or third time if you want to see more series like this in the future.

Below check out the interview with Eileen, Peter, Charles, Zach and Rob and make sure to subscribe to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity conversations.

Now, share your favorite moments from Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, and this video interview, via the comment section here.

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